Introduction: Coffee Cup Mug Sleeve Out of Used Cup

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I once had a plastic mug sleeve that would turn a coffee cup into a mug, but it was not portable enough and if I lost it I would have to buy a new one! I decided to recycle an old cup and make my own. Plus, for those of you who double cup, you can use this and cut your cup consumption in half!!

Step 1: Supplies

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Needed: -Paper cup from your favorite coffee shop, in your usual size.
                 -Tape
                 -Scissors

It is important that you use the right size, or it won't work right. You can make more than one and complete the set.

Step 2: Cut It Up

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Cut it about a centimeter (0.3 inches) from the top. Save this part.
Cut few centimeters (inch or two) from bottom. Keep the middle section.
Keep about 3/4 of the top section.

Fold the middle section and cut along one fold.

Step 3: Rejoin Cut

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Spread apart the cut you made by about 3 mm (1/4 inch) and tape it on both sides.

Step 4: The Handle

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Now you have to make a handle. You may have figured this out, but the top section is the handle. fold a 1 cm (0.3 inches) on both sides and taper them to the inside of the cup so the middle is on the outside of the cup. Don't tape it on a fold, or you won't be able to put it in your pocket.

The pattern of the mouseover notes on the picture should tell you how to tape it.

Step 5: Slide It on and Enjoy!

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Put this on your cup of coffee and you have magically transformed your regular paper cup into a mug! Plus it's cheap and easy to make!


(note: If you laughed at the title of this step, please grow up and get some maturity.)


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Comments

AnniesCreations (author)2012-11-24

Great idea.

Junebugbanjo (author)2010-04-25

this is sweet! I'll keep this project in mind :)

ChrysN (author)2010-04-21

Handy!  I didn't know that there were so many Canadians on the site until now, those Tim Horton's cups are giving us away.

imshanedulong (author)ChrysN2010-04-22

Canada Rocks! We should stick together and only vote for things with Tim cups! I live in Nova Scotia, and we dring A LOT of Tim Hortons coffee! I you look at a Tims map, you can't see Nova Scotia. Tims in Halifax is like Starbucks in New York!

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